Saturday, October 21, 2006

Dutch Kayak Championships / opening DutchWaterDreams

Here is a short photo impression of the opening weekend of the wild water track of DutchWaterDreams in Zoetermeer. I enjoyed an afternoon hanging around at the site, meeting a lot of kayak-friends and NKB-officials and watching the championships. It was a perfect occasion to experiment with the new Fuji Digital Camera. The new Finepix S5600 replaces the old Finepix 2800 Zoom. It’s impressive how technology has developed in only 5 years, the new camera is much faster, offers great control and an astonishing picture quality (and it’s even more than 100 euro cheaper than the old one was, five years ago…. ).
The happening in Zoetermeer finished with a concert of Blöf in the evening. I like their songs, but didn’t stay till the end of the concert: I preferred to use a rain free period to cycle back to Woerden: 35 km’s: though I now this countryside rather well, navigation in the dark offers some little surprises once in a while, I did a little extra round in Waddinxveen (of all places…).

TV-tip: tomorrow morning life from Zoetermeer, broadcasted in more than 40 countries all over the world: the Open Dutch Canoe Slalom Championship on Eurosport, live from 9.00 til 11.30 am (note: GMT, 22 October 2007). I saw the international athletes training this afternoon: very, very impressive!

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